After tearing his meniscus in April, Michigan sophomore fullback Ben Mason is back and ready to roll.
The 6-foot-2, 258 pound fullback told reporters at Michigan’s high school prospects camp Saturday his knee feels “100 percent” and there are “no limitations” for him heading into summer camp.
Despite just having something done about the knee in spring ball, the pain actually began for Mason sometime during the 2017 season.
“It was actually sometime in the season last year,” he said. “I think we found out sometime in our spring ball, it just wasn’t feeling right.”
Mason said he had a procedure about a month and a half ago, which is directly on schedule for what Harbaugh said on his podcast back in April.
Also discussed was Michigan’s new strength and condition coach, Ben Herbert. Mason, like everyone within the program has publicly stated, has taken a liking to Herbert’s workouts.
“Coach Herbert is great, I can’t tell you how much he’s helped our team and really gotten us ready to play football,” he said. “I just really like how enthusiastic coach Herbert is with the players. He has an atmosphere that people want to come in and work for him. People want to come in, work out and put everything on the line for coach Herbert and his staff.”
Mason is expected to take over the starting fullback spot after the departures of Khalid Hill and Henry Poggi, but he also may see the field on defense in 2018.
But he doesn’t care which position he plays, telling the media he is “just here to play football,” and “I like hitting people, like running the ball, like intercepting the ball.”
Sounds like a true football player to me.